Talk:Liberty Leading the People

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old stuff[edit]

according to this website:

Delacroix is the man with the top hat on the left. Which is it? P0lyglut 20:33, 2004 Mar 23 (UTC)

There's another theory that Delacroix is actually the half-naked man on the bottom left, and that the painting is actually about his impotence (look at the man with the two guns).

Ayyu 13:21, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

  • That theory takes considerable liberties with imagination. Wahkeenah 15:30, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Just so you'll know, I lived in France during most of 1978 and 1979. The 100 Franc bill depicting "Liberty" was in use at that time, so it dates well before 1994. (That particular note IS obviously from 1994.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:20, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 21:38, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


You should add under 'usage' the cover art for Viva La Vida by Coldplay.--Flootures (talk) 14:42, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Man w/ Top Hat - Contradiction[edit]

This article contradicts the section about the painting in the article about Eugène Delacroix. That article states that the man with the top hat is a self-portrait of Delacroix, while this article states that historians have discredited that notion. Both claims are sourced. Please resolve. Cpryby (talk) 04:23, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

I've removed the claim for self-portraiture. JNW (talk) 05:42, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

The woman... is not Marianne[edit]

The woman is not exactly the personnification of liberty, she is Marianne, the face of the French Republic. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:53, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

I disagree, this person is definitely the personnification of liberty and absolutely not Marianne. Provide us with a reliable source for this allegation about Marianne. I couldn't find anyone in the various analysises of the painting I've read.


The info box shows the size as 2.6m x 3.25m. The citation for the 1999 move to Tokyo shows the size as 2.99m x 3.62m. Would the discrepancy be due to the frame or is one incorrect? Goldnpuppy (talk) 22:39, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

On the flight to Tokyo the painting would presumably have traveled in its frame, giving the larger dimensions. Print sources I've checked confirm that the painting is 260 x 325. Ewulp (talk) 02:29, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Reception section[edit]

Is there some reason why this article has no 'Reception' section? There is no shortage of material from critics and journalists, such as The Guardian: Cry freedom: Jonathan Jones on how Delacroix captured the ecstasy of liberty (2 April 2005). I'd have imagined there would be a 'Contemporary' and a 'Modern' subsection to capture both what people thought at the time, and what has happened in critical thought about the painting since then. Chiswick Chap (talk) 19:33, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

File:Eugène Delacroix - La liberté guidant le peuple.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Eugène Delacroix - La liberté guidant le peuple.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on July 28, 2013. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2013-07-28. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. Thanks! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:29, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Liberty Leading the People is a painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled Charles X of France. Completed in the same year, the painting shows a woman personifying Liberty, leading the people forward over the bodies of the fallen.Painting: Eugène Delacroix

Re: Citation Needed[edit]

Regarding the Citation needed for the small tricolor; is verification needed that the building is the Notre Dame? Because the little flag is right there in the picture if you look at the biggest version. I might fix or remove this. Egmason (talk) 09:13, 16 August 2014 (UTC)